Juventus claimed Derby della Mole bragging rights as they defeated cross-city rivals Torino 4-1 in the Serie A match at Allianz Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Dybala opened the scoring with just two minutes on the clock; Juan Cuadrado and Cristiano Ronaldo also got onto the scoresheet, while a Torino own goal meant they recorded a resounding win.
STRAIGHT AWAY LA JOYA
The Bianconeri took to the field with three players setting personal milestones: Bonucci made his 400th appearance for Juventus, Bernardeschi his 100th and Buffon turning out for a record 648th Serie A appearance. But there was little time to stake stock of the occasion, as Juventus found themselves on the scoresheet with little over two minutes on the clock: Cuadrado fed the ball through to Dybala, who then dribbled past two defenders and fired it into the back of Sirigu’s net. Ronaldo then had an effort denied in the 18th minute, when he fired a fierce effort that was parried away by the Torino shot-stopper.
JUAN SCORES, BELOTTI PENALTY
Juventus made it 2-0 on the half hour mark when the hosts went on the counter, Ronaldo then played the ball to Cuadrado, who smashed home an angled drive. The remainder of the half had a good ebb and flow to it, but it was Torino who got on the scoresheet deep inside stoppage time when they were awarded a penalty due to a de Ligt hand ball. Belotti stood up to take the effort and he slotted it past Buffon, who inititally got a hand to it, but couldn’t stop it from going past him.
TORINO THREATEN, RONALDO SCORES
Torino almost found themselves having completed a comeback when they had a goal disallowed in the 50th minute. Buffon made a save on Verdi’s shot, Belotti, who was in an offside position, hit on the rebound and struck the woodwork. Berenguer then prodded the ball over the line, only for it to be disallowed. Douglas Costa, who was brought on for Bernardeschi, almost scored within seconds of being on the field, with an effort that curled over the target. Danilo then saw his effort take a massive deflection and skimmed just over. Juventus did make it 3-1 in their favour when they were handed a free-kick on the edge of the D. Ronaldo stood over it and he delightfully curled it into the top left corner. Several other chances fell to the Bianconeri, and they grabbed a fourth goal, albeit in strange circumstances, when a Douglas Costa’s cross was turned into the back of the net by Djidji with just minutes remaining on the clock.
Juventus: Buffon; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Danilo; Bentancur, Pjanic (Matuidi 49’), Rabiot; Bernardeschi (Douglas Costa 55’), Dybala (Higuain 80’), Ronaldo
Juventus bench: Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Rugani, Wesley, Ramsey, Matuidi, Muratore, Douglas Costa, Higuain, Olivieri
Torino: Sirigu; De Silvestri, Izzo, Lyanco, Bremer; Aina, Meite, Lukic, Berenguer; Verdi, Belotti
Torino bench: Ujkani, Rosati, Zaza, Ansaldi, Singo, Edera, Millico, Ghazoini, Djidji, Nkoulou, Adopo, Rincon